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It is my friend's car, 05 Camry with 150K KM on it. He changed the transmission oil 4 months ago and now it can't accelerate and reverse at all, ending up drive to dealer's place in 10km/hour for repairment.

He was very confused saying that this car has no any shifting problem at all before the oil change and he did that only because the mechanic advised him in the reason of dark looking fluid.

I know a flush may damage the transmission that never been oil changed, so far I am not so sure if it is a flush or drain since he only mentioned that "the guy use a pump to inject oil into the transmission", he thinked it is a drain anyway because only 1/3 oil was drained from the plug underneath. Hope you guys will comment on this, thank you!
 

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Was this the dealership that did the change. That's pretty bad service. 150K km is still young and shouldn't experience this kind of failure.

I wonder if the transmission was UNDERFILLED. IMO, most techs can't refill these transmission properly, as they pump the fluid in with the powertrain at operating temperature. This usually results in underfilling. Lack of a dipstick is a pretty bad idea, IMO.
 

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Was this the dealership that did the change. That's pretty bad service. 150K km is still young and shouldn't experience this kind of failure.

I wonder if the transmission was UNDERFILLED. IMO, most techs can't refill these transmission properly, as they pump the fluid in with the powertrain at operating temperature. This usually results in underfilling. Lack of a dipstick is a pretty bad idea, IMO.
05 has a dipstick.

OP what shop and fluid was used? It's also possible the failure is unrelated to the fluid change.
 
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luckily, all my toys have dipsticks. when did they stop doing that and what in the world could be the reason for it? planned obsolescence?

"fluid looking dark" says to me 100k miles was put on without proper trans service, which could definitely cause problems. i bought mine with 115k miles and the po didn't even know it had a trans dipstick so i figured he hadn't changed it and/or the diff fluid and i was correct. luckily, doing several changes and a flush brought it back mostly. the diff ring gear is a bit worn and clunks in d and r when cold/revved but it's still going strong at 145k now.

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